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Putting the ‘lazy eye’ to work

New research on how amblyopia actually works could lead to better treatments that improve 3-D vision.

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America’s most widely consumed cooking oil causes genetic changes in the brain

Soybean oil is linked to metabolic and neurological changes in mice in new research.

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Brain scans could flag children’s future mental health problems

The findings could pave the way for earlier, more effective diagnoses of attention deficit disorder and more.

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Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

‘We can reverse brain aging,’ says UC Berkeley biologist Daniela Kaufer.

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Believe it or not, you have a really good sense of direction

We take it for granted, but our innate ability to navigate is actually extraordinary and rooted in the brain.

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In Down syndrome mouse model, scientists reverse intellectual deficits with drugs

Scientists were able to correct learning and memory deficits associated with the condition in a surprising new finding.

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Escaping Alzheimer’s

One woman’s resistance to genetic, early-onset Alzheimer’s may hold the key to future therapies.

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Dyslexia, other learning challenges are focus of new $20M initiative

UCSF and UC Berkeley join forces to understand dyslexia and other specific neurodevelopmental differences that impact learning.

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Brain implant restores visual perception to the blind

People without sight can detect motion, distinguish light and dark with a new wireless device.

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Medical scanning rates continue to rise despite health risks

CT scans deliver far higher doses of radiation than traditional X-rays, a factor patients should consider, researchers say.